Festival Films

The Sailing Showcase

Annapolis is the sailing capital of the United States and home of the U.S. Naval Academy and the Sailing Hall of Fame, therefore, we would be remiss not to showcase the best films in boating and sailing each year. From daring solo sails, to competitive regattas and the Rolex race around the world, see fellow sailors navigating and cruising around the world in this popular showcase each year. This showcase offers many different views of life on the ocean. Each year, we gather top sailing gurus both local and from afar to lead us in a Q&A following the film. Hosted by local Annapolitan and sailor Gary Jobson, (former ESPN sailing correspondent) the conversation is relevant to everyone, but landlubbers.
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Maiden

Tracy Edwards stunned the world in 1989 when the 26-year-old sailor set a record skippering the first all-female crew on her yacht “Maiden” to a second-place finish in the Whitbread Round the World Race… and also set the record straight that women can compete in a male-dominated sport. In an exhilarating adventure story about competition, teamwork, and resiliency, this documentary captures the grueling 32,000 mile voyage on threatening seas with dramatic cinematography. Just as riveting are the film’s interviews with Edwards and these trailblazing women thirty years later as their fresh, non-rehearsed memories of the legendary expedition bubble up to the surface with deep pride in the winning achievements that most had thought impossible.

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